Margie Dixon's Bread

My sister, Eden, makes the most delicious bread and rolls. Her recipe is from her mother in law, Margie- who is a true Idaho woman with every single domestic skill I wish to develop. The recipe is a little intense so I had to FaceTime Eden while she made her weekly batch. I feel like a kitchen queen while making it and after while enjoying it. Jesse hadn't ever had homemade bread so it's a joy all around. Make it and let me know how it turns out- Margie would be so pleased. 

Margie Dixon's Bread

2/3 cup dried potato flakes
2/3 cup instant dried non fat milk
1 cup brown sugar (for white bread use white sugar) or honey
            if you don’t want it as sweet for white bread use 2/3 cup honey or sugar
5 cups warm water

stir with a spatula so everything dissolves

3 tablespoons instant yeast
2/3 cup canola oil

stir everything together

½ gluten (redmill) for wheat bread or 1/3 cup for white bread
5 cups wheat or white flour

stir as adding flour till everything comes together
let sit for ten minutes exactly

1 tablespoon salt (tip to leave salt out during the ten minutes so you remember it!)

Mix for six minutes in a kitchenaid while adding:
or with a dough hook on a electric mixer for a little bit.

4 cups of wheat flour. If still sticky add one cup of white flour.
            I don’t have a kichenaid so I then knead for a total of ten minutes.

Dump it on the counter and tear into three even Ikea loaves. Hit to get out all the bubbles and roll it like a cinnamon log. Let it rise to for about 30 to 45 minutes to just over the pan. It will flatten in the oven if it rises too long. Turn on the oven with about 15 minutes left of rising time so it’s ready when the bread is. Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes. If making rolls bake it for 15 minutes- just roll it out like a pizza and cut it like a pizza slice, rolling into a roll and it will make two cookie sheets.

Pans used: ikea 4 x 11 ½  for three loaves or 4 ½ x 8 ½ would make 4 loaves. The 9 x 5 worked for me out in CA but not for Eden while in Kentucky.


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